Stanley Kubrick skrivaði hetta fagnaðarbrævið í 1960 til Ingmar Bergman, sum hann helt vera "the greatest film-maker at work today". Haraftrat heldur Kubrick Bergman vera "unsurpassed by anyone in the creation of mood and atmosphere, the subtlety of performance, the avoidance of the obvious, the truthfullness and completeness of characterization". Ikki so galið skoðsmál. Áhugavert at hugsa sær, at Kubrick var 31 ára gamal, tá hann skrivaði brævið. Hann hevði tískil enn ikki gjørt meistaraverk sum t.d. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 2001: A Space Oddyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971). Sambært Shaun Usher verður brævið varðveitt í Berlin í Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Mynd: Max Eichel. Kelda: Shaun Usher via Information.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA
February 9, 1960
Dear Mr. Bergman,
You have most certainly received enough acclaim and success throughout the world to make this note quite unnecessary. But for whatever it's worth, I should like to add my praise and gratitude as a fellow director for the unearthly and brilliant contribution you have made to the world by your films (I have never been in Sweden and have therefore never had the pleasure of seeing your theater work). Your vision of life has moved me deeply, much more deeply than I have ever been moved by any films. I believe you are the greatest film-maker at work today. Beyond that, allow me to say you are unsurpassed by anyone in the creation of mood and atmosphere, the subtlety of performance, the avoidance of the obvious, the truthfullness and completeness of characterization. To this one must also add everything else that goes into the making of a film. I believe you are blessed with wonderfull actors. Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin live vividly in my memory, and there are many others in your acting company whose names escape me. I wish you and all of them the very best of luck, and I shall look forward with eagerness to each of your films.
(Signed, 'Stanley Kubrick')